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James Parkinson

Born: 11-Apr-1755
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 21-Dec-1824
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Doctor, Paleontologist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Essay on the Shaking Palsy

English physician, geologist, and palaeontologist, was educated for the medical profession, and practised in Hoxton, from about the year 1785. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and one of the original members of the Geological Society of London (1807). He was author of numerous chemical and medical books, the most important of which were Organic Remains of a Former World (3 vols., 1804, 1808, 1811), and Outlines of Oryctology (1822). But the best known of his works is Essay on the Shaking Palsy, which is the first profile of the disease which now bears his name, Parkinson's. He died in London, on the 21st of December 1824.

Wife: Mary Dale (m. 21-May-1783, six children)

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